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Mar 20, 2023

When Is Video Admissible in a Criminal Case?

By |March 20th, 2023|Criminal|

It has become very common for people to record important things happening in their lives. In fact, you cannot go anywhere without seeing someone pulling out their camera or cell phone to record something. Therefore, when a crime is occurring either to you or to another person, one of your first impulses may be to pull out your device and start recording. The Bowie criminal defense attorneys at Carey Law Office know when a video [...]

Mar 13, 2023

There’s No Such Thing as a DUI Loophole

By |March 13th, 2023|DUI|

In Maryland, lawmakers and families are trying to close a “loophole” in the state’s DUI law. They want to close this loophole because they do not believe their family members who were killed in drunk driving accidents received the justice they deserved, and they say that closing the loophole will save lives. The reason why these families believe that there is a loophole is because drivers who receive probation before judgment (PBJ) can avoid getting [...]

Mar 8, 2023

That Amendment Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means

By |March 8th, 2023|Criminal|

Spend any time on social media and you’re bound to run into them: the so-called Constitutional scholars who earned their stripes listening to news shows or following attorneys on Twitter. We used to think that these folks were harmless, and perhaps they are – but we’re seeing some disturbing trends when it comes to understanding the basic rights granted by our nation’s founders. So today, we want to talk a bit about what some of [...]

Feb 13, 2023

How Does an Ignition Interlock Device Work?

By |February 13th, 2023|DUI|

Accidents are more common—and more deadly—when alcohol is involved because it can slow down your reaction time, impair your muscle coordination, cause poor judgment, and more. Each of these factors on their own make it dangerous to operate a vehicle, but all of them combined can make it deadly. Accidents caused by drunk drivers are always 100% preventable, but that does not make them any less prevalent. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [...]

Feb 6, 2023

Yes, You Should Wear a Suit to Court (and Other Helpful Tips)

By |February 6th, 2023|Criminal|

It can be very intimidating going to your first court hearing and you may be worried about what to do and what to say. When you appear in court in Maryland, it is important to present yourself in a way that gives the judge or jury a good impression—and it does play a factor in their decision more often than not. If you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney, they will help you with this, [...]

Jan 30, 2023

Can You Claim Self-Defense in a Bar Fight?

By |January 30th, 2023|Criminal|

We see it in TV shows and movies all the time: if someone starts a fight with someone else, that person hits the first one and then says it was all in self-defense. When the police arrive, the person who started the fight is the one that gets in trouble. Despite many people trying to make the same claim, that is not always how it works in the real world. While bar fights are perfectly [...]

Jan 27, 2023

What Is a “Special Counsel,” Anyway?

By |January 27th, 2023|Criminal|

You may have been seeing in the news that there was recently a special counsel appointed to a case regarding President Joe Biden. We thought this was a good opportunity to talk about what a special counsel is, what they do, and why they are important to a case. A special counsel is an attorney who is specifically selected and brought in to investigate, and sometimes prosecute, a federal case where there is a conflict [...]

Jan 9, 2023

Is It Worth It to Fight a DUI/DWI Charge?

By |January 9th, 2023|DUI|

Yes – it’s always worth it to fight a DUI. Generally, you should always contest a driving under the influence (DUI) or a driving while impaired (DWI) charge at the start. This means that you should call our law office as soon as possible so we can explain all your rights, defenses, and options. It’s normally never an option to plead guilty at the initial arraignment. In many cases, even when it seems like the [...]

Jan 2, 2023

Criminal Charges Arising from Fatal DUI and DWIs

By |January 2nd, 2023|Criminal|

Most drunk drivers are pulled off the road by a police officer before the drivers cause any accidents. There are many times, though, when the police arrest someone for drunk driving after the driver caused an accident. The police are usually likely to arrest an intoxicated driver who causes a fatality – another driver, a passenger in the driver’s car or another car, a pedestrian, or a bicycle rider. In 2019, 167 people died in [...]

Dec 27, 2022

Can Your Text Messages Be Used Against You in Court?

By |December 27th, 2022|Criminal|

The saying, “Anything you say can be used against in a court of law,” given when anyone is arrested (as part of the Miranda warnings) is also good advice for any texts you send. Any texts that you write, even if you try to delete them, before or after an arrest may also be used against you in a court of law. The government must have authority to obtain the texts, the texts must be [...]

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